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Diploma 2022

We are very pleased to announce that the ZHdK Förderpreis will be given again in 2022. One outstanding Bachelor's and Master's thesis will be awarded. The prize money for each winner project (BA I MA) is CHF 5000. The 20 nominated works will be presented to a jury of design experts by the graduate students on June 22nd, 2022. The event is open to the public. Further details can be found here.

The Jury

Prof. Dr. phil. Sophia Prinz, Professor of Design Theory and History, ZHdK
Sophia Prinz has been a Professor of Design Theory and History at the ZHdK since August 2021 and teaches in the BA and MA Design. Previously, she was Visiting Professor of Design Theory and Gender Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) (2018-2020). In addition to her university activities, she has been involved in numerous exhibition projects, including the Johann Jacobs Museum Zurich (2012-2021) and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (2015-2018). Her research focuses, among other things, on practice theories of perception and the interrelationship of society and design in global modernity.

Mario von Rickenbach, game designer, artist and creative coder
Mario von Rickenbach is a game designer and artist based in Zurich. After gaining his Bachelor's degree in Game Design from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), he co-founded Playables, a production company for interactive media. Playables develops and publishes playful projects at the intersection of animation and game design. In various collaborations and solo projects, he worked on award-winning games like «KIDS», «Plug & Play», «Dreii», «Rakete» and «My Exercise». He is a guest lecturer at the Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL), where he teaches interaction and game design. [Alumnus ZHdK]

Marina Bräm, information designer and founder of viz_bybraem
Converting fact-driven content into accessible and visually meaningful concepts - that is Marina Bräm's goal and concern. At NZZ am Sonntag, she helped build up the discipline of large-scale infographics and then headed the infographics department at Tamedia from 2016 to 2019. She also worked as Digital Design Director for Tamedia's digital paid media until May 2020. Today, Marina Bräm pursues mandates with her own company in collaboration with companies, institutions and cantons. She teaches at various institutions and mentors students at the ZHdK, among others. [Alumna ZHdK]

Christian Kägi, co-founder and head designer Qwstion
As co-founder and head designer of the Zurich-based bag label Qwstion, Christian Kägi focuses on creating versatile products for everyday use - with an understated aesthetic and the smallest possible ecological footprint. To this end, he and his team also devote themselves to developing their own materials. In 2018, for example, Bananatex® was launched, a waterproof textile made from banana fibres that is biodegradable and thus completely recyclable. [Alumnus ZHdK]

The Jury President

Corina Zuberbühler, Head of Bachelor and Master in Design, Deputy Director of the Department of Design